Manitoba’s Public Service at 150 – Paul Thomas’ Remarks

In honour of Manitoba 150, IPAC Manitoba asked Professor Paul Thomas, the dean of Public Administration in Manitoba, to prepare remarks on 150 years of the Manitoba public service. These remarks were originally meant for our AGM, but COVID intervened. However, on July 15, it will be 150 years since the Manitoba Act came into … Continue reading Manitoba’s Public Service at 150 – Paul Thomas’ Remarks

Public Service during a pandemic – National Public Service Week 2020

I have no power to make this kind of declaration, but I’ll do it anyway:  for National Public Service Week 2020, the theme must be “resilience.” What public servants consider normal is conditioned by what they’ve done.  A major change in government can upend your job.  A restructuring can have major implications for entire departments.  … Continue reading Public Service during a pandemic – National Public Service Week 2020

Dr. Jim Silver recipient of 2020 IPAC Manitoba LG Award for Excellence in Public Administration

The Institute of Public Administration of Canada (Manitoba Region) is pleased to announce that the 2020 recipient of the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in Public Administration will be Dr. Jim Silver.  Dr. Jim Silver, Professor of Urban and Inner-City Studies at the University of Winnipeg, has made a distinctive and tremendously valuable contribution to … Continue reading Dr. Jim Silver recipient of 2020 IPAC Manitoba LG Award for Excellence in Public Administration

IPAC Manitoba elects 2020-21 Board of Directors

The Institute of Public Administration of Canada - Manitoba Region, is pleased to announce its new board, elected at the AGM held May 28th, 2020:   Emmet Collins, Chair Angie Conrad, Vice Chair Lailanie Pelayo, Secretary Brent Gibson, Treasurer Stéfanie Allard, Programs Chair Michelle Holigroski, Communications Chair Khrystyna Lazar, New Professionals Chair Andrea Rounce, University Relations Chair Kendell Joiner, … Continue reading IPAC Manitoba elects 2020-21 Board of Directors

IPAC 2019: Download the App!

Take your experience to the next level with the IPAC conference app The IPAC conference is going digital this year. In the spirit of the transformation theme, the official conference app is the exclusive way to manage your conference agenda and accelerate your networking capabilities. Some key benefits from using the conference app: View the … Continue reading IPAC 2019: Download the App!

IPAC Conference – Treaty Commissioner Ross’ thoughts on Reconciliation in Action

For the IPAC 2019 Conference, “Reconciliation in Action” has been identified as a key sub-theme.  Loretta Ross, Treaty Commissioner for Manitoba, has agreed to champion this important theme. As the Treaty Commissioner for Manitoba, one of the most important aspects of my position is to provide public education, and teach people about the importance of … Continue reading IPAC Conference – Treaty Commissioner Ross’ thoughts on Reconciliation in Action

2019 IPAC Conference- What to do in Winnipeg

As the IPAC conference approaches (we’re now exactly two months away from the opening reception!), our Conference planning committee is looking forward to greeting our out-of-town guests and showing the best of what a Winnipeg summer has to offer. Here are our top five things to see in Winnipeg while you’re here! Canadian Museum for … Continue reading 2019 IPAC Conference- What to do in Winnipeg

IPAC 2019 Conference: What “Reconciliation in Action” Looks Like

For the IPAC 2019 Conference, “Reconciliation in Action” has been identified as a key sub-theme.  James Froh is the Senior Executive in Residence with the Indigenous Government Program of IPAC.  A Métis from Saskatchewan, he is an active champion of Reconciliation and has been significantly involved in planning the 2019 Conference. Reconciliation in Action is … Continue reading IPAC 2019 Conference: What “Reconciliation in Action” Looks Like